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's hope for retired fbi agent robert levinson, who disappeared in iran 5 1/2 years ago. former fbi insider john miller talks to his family and we'll hear what iran's president is now saying on "cbs this morning." >>> this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by walmart. save money, live better. [ male announcer ] in blind taste tests, even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois
's going on? why can't the fbi get in there and do what they were sent there to do? >> the security situation on the ground there is so brittle that the libyan government is very reluctant to have a team of a couple of dozen fbi people go into benghazi when the only people they could get to protect them are the militias. right now they don't trust any of the militias. the key militia that's in charge of protecting the hospital where the wounded were taken from this attack is suspected to be behind the attack. that crime scene's long ago compromised, trampled through, looted. it may or may not yield anything terribly important. if it does, it will yield it later. it's a difficult situation. >> is there any more information on this question of how much this may have been a pre-planned attack? >> there is, and i think you've kind of put your thumb on the pulse of the problem there because in these groups we look for -- we want a wearing diagram. we want an organized picture. it was al qaeda who ordered it. it was this group that assisted. the problem is the lines are blurred between th
of the air force, the head of their cia, the head of their fbi, and the former heads of those agencies all are outspoken publicly against that policy. they think the best policy is to work with the united states to coordinate our efforts in a way that achieves the maximum best result at the least cost. >> mm-hmm. senator mitchell, it's always a pleasure having you here. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>> let's bring in cbs news political director john dickerson who's following the political fallout from the middle east protests. good morning, john. >> good morning, norah. >> we've seen how foreign policy on the front page, which has shifted this debate a little bit, how much does that affect these two campaigns? >> it depends how long it goes on. for the president if this is a protracted problem with images on the television screens all day long, it's a problem for him. one in that he can sort of stumble into unforced errors. two, that it could connect to a larger feeling that the romney folks have been trying to brew up for a while now, which is just there's a sense of disappointment wi
, what happened there. they say it's off limits because it's an intelligence matter. the fbi isn't even in benghazi yet. they have not secured that site which is how journalists can wander through and have picked up -- >> "the new york times" is reporting today, "new york times" reporting today in a major column on a major story, attacking libya was a major blow to cia efforts. that was an important place. they were watching important terrorist activity. those cia agents have been compromised in terms of f their ability to do what they wanted to do. >> there, i'm sure, are many agencies active in that area. the responsibility for security for the ambassador and his staff falls -- and diplomatic security which is part of this state department, which is why they are under fire and why there's so much pressure to fill in some of the blanks. journalists are trying to do that. we know the state department has to produce a report in 60 days to congress. it's not clear how detailed the information is going to be. >> a lot more news this week. margaret, thank you. good to see you. >>> southern
about the search for retired fbi agent robert levinson. he vanished in iran more than five years ago. when we interviewed iran's president he seemed to admit that they're holding levinson and there are on going negotiations for a prisoner swap. on tuesday levinson's wife christine spoke with senior correspondent john miller. >> were you surprised when you heard his comments? in the past he's asked and said much less. >> i was quite surprised but i was also happy to hear it. that means we can actually hopefully resolve bob's case. >> you consider these comments a step forward? >> yes, i do. i do. i hope the iranian government and president ahmadinejad will continue to work to return bob to his family. >> that's a really interesting story. when we talked to him about that, there's indication that he is there, this acknowledgment there's been some discussion of a swap and we'll see if there's some movement on this case. a family is missing their father and grandfather for more than five years. >> one aspect of the story we didn't report which is after yards iranians said no, no, he's in
. and the white house didn't do it. >> senior correspondent john miller, former fbi director joins us now. what do you make of this? >> i think what kirk has stumbled into here is a bit of a well-worn path. we knew some of that. what he has added is the granularity of the actual memos and some of the actual words that were there in front of the white house and the national security team. but, you know, richard clark, who is the national security advisor for terrorism, in his book, he said all the lights were blinking red and we were pushing this in front of condi rice every day and it was hard to get any priority on this. in george tenet's book, he details the briefings that were given. so some of this we knew -- >> but it's something that we didn't know? >> there's some in terms of the level of detail we didn't know. >> a failure of imagination. a failure to connect the dots, as we've known from the 9/11 commission report. i was with secretary panetta yesterday and asking him now that it is 11 years after 9/11, is al qaeda still our biggest threat? with bin laden dead, cut off the head of the sna
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